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IGI 4627 Comfort Wax and LX wick test question


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So I'm experimenting with Paraffin wax, IGI 4627 Comfort Blend in 9oz. straight sided jars, diameter 2.88. I used an LX14 wick and tested 2 candles, one with 6% fragrance oil and one with 10% fragrance oil. The one with the 6% fragrance oil has a better melt pool after 3 hours burn time. Do you think that the 10% may be clogging the wick making the melt pool smaller? I originally thought that the 10% fragrance would make the larger melt pool but I guess I was wrong? Any thoughts on this? thanks for any help!

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Are you measuring the inside or the outside diameter of your jar? always measure inside as the thickness of the walls make a big difference.
 

Less is more with paraffin wax is. I would always err on the side of six and a good wick.
 

I also do not wick for full early melt pool with paraffin and similar blends or you will have overhearing issues further down in the candle.

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On 1/29/2022 at 5:19 PM, Chubby8 said:

So I'm experimenting with Paraffin wax, IGI 4627 Comfort Blend in 9oz. straight sided jars, diameter 2.88. I used an LX14 wick and tested 2 candles, one with 6% fragrance oil and one with 10% fragrance oil. The one with the 6% fragrance oil has a better melt pool after 3 hours burn time. Do you think that the 10% may be clogging the wick making the melt pool smaller? I originally thought that the 10% fragrance would make the larger melt pool but I guess I was wrong? Any thoughts on this? thanks for any help!

 

Hi @Chubby8. If you haven't done so already, do some searches on here for wicking that particular wax. I bet you will find some helpful or thought provoking info.

 

Here's some to get the ball rolling for you.

https://www.craftserver.com/topic/117518-igi-4627-and-feedbacks/#comment-1104721

 

https://www.craftserver.com/topic/115404-4627-wax-htp-or-lx-for-self-trimming/#comment-1090507

 

https://www.craftserver.com/topic/115943-4627-sooting-problem/#comment-1093950

 

https://www.craftserver.com/topic/113098-wick-suggestions-for-igi-4627-blend/#comment-1069766

 

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